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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/12 and one lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a $100 voucher for Tessuti Fabrics’ online store!

Tessuti Fabrics, located in Sydney and Melbourne (Australia), has been home to the world’s most beautiful designer fabrics for over 17 years. We have Italian, French, German and Japanese fabrics including wools, silks, linen, viscose, cottons and laces are a speciality of Tessuti Fabrics. Tessuti Fabrics buys from over 30 leading European, Australian and New Zealand designers and manufacturers including Giorgio Armani, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Max Mara, Moschino, Prada, Akira, Lisa Ho, Zimmermann, Simona, Wayne Cooper, Marnie Skillings, Nicola Waite, Josh Goot, Cue and many more.
Tessuti Fabrics also stocks an exquisite range of bridal fabrics from the most delicate French laces and beaded laces to a huge range of silks (silk satin, jersey, tulle, dupion, georgette, organza, faille and duchess and many more). Also new to Tessuti Fabrics is a wide selection of Japanese Pattern Books and Liberty Of London Tana Lawn prints.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/12:
Browse our online shop and select one fabric to use with a Burdastyle pattern of your choice. In 50 words or less, tell us why you’ve chosen both.
Winning entry will receive a $100 voucher to spend in our online store.


We want to congratulate ELAINE on winning yesterday’s nearly 40 sewing machine needles and one INSPIRA® Needle Guide! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway!


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    Dec 13, 2009, 03.24 AMby kristagreen01

    I would love to make myself my first dress! ;-) I just started to get into sewing again!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 01.49 AMby emmaneezer

    I would use the Osaka purple bloom fabric to make a blouse like the wenlan blouse. I think the fabric is perfect for a blouse like this, and although the season’s not quite there yet, perfect for a springtime blouse. And by the time I finished it, it probably would be spring time anyway!!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 12.01 AMby Veronica Darling

    I just visited the Australian store and would love to make a Christmas Dress from Peacock Blossom, it’s gorgeous and very well priced!


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    Dec 12, 2009, 10.31 PMby dawn1117

    The Cobalt Satin Ombre for some luscious pajamas for myself.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 08.06 PMby inaida

    I’d use the Edelweiss Stars with the fantastic Batwing Top! or Black Dot Music Sheet with the Linda #8164 skirt! or Cherry Tears for the cute Anda #7969 dresss!!! and finally with this same dress pattern I’d use the organic Edo Jam

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    Dec 12, 2009, 08.05 PMby shazbot

    For me it would be the Kristen dress paired with the ‘Run Rabbit Run’ Japanese cotton. I think that wold be a really fun combo with a slight vintage feel.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 06.43 PMby samiant

    I would LOVE to win this!!!! I SO need some of that stuff!!!!!!!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 06.27 PMby singultus

    I would take Cherry Dotted White to make a dress (508B) but I would add a collar and maybe put the waist line lower so that it would look more like a 1920’s Charleston dress. I would choose this fabric because it looks elegant but also not heavy and would like to wear it in summer.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 06.03 PMby vecrutzi

    I would like to make Kiki 6060 in Cafe Flora. perhaps with some Linda Fire Accents.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 05.45 PMby ashliec

    i would use burda’s Lindsey #6055 pattern with the merino jersey grey wool knit material as the outside and line it with Hall Drive – Tana Lawn fabric. i love the pattern of the tana lawn material because it sort of looks like small doodles, which i love! and i don’t know if the knit would be sturdy enough for the cape but it would definitely give it a casual but cool vibe…and keep you warm on a chilly day.

    but to be honest i think i could find a use for any of these fabrics lol

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.59 PMby nidhi

    I would make a Marisa Dress (Burda Pattern) with Breeze Ombre fabric from www.tessuti-shop.com .I will make this dress for a romantic day out with hubby on a beach resort. The marisa dress will look very feminine in this extremely sensuous fabric.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.41 PMby strickmeise

    I would like to sew a suit with a Naomi blouse from “Gozo Clouds” and Bella pants from “black ombre”silk satin. That’s my first idea, I could add lots more …

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.30 PMby lynda23290

    I would make “Bambi” , in the “Crystal” silk – so romantic!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.00 PMby sew-sunshine

    I would love the challenge of making the Motorcycle Jacket # 6032 using Black Static Silk Linen lined with the Josephine silk satin. Though the linen may need interlining to give a bit more body, I believe the outcome would be stunning when the jacket is opened to reveal the print hidden beneath. The added benefit of the stretch to the satin may be welcome as jackets can sometimes be restricting. Once the fabrics are in my hands I’ll have a better feel for how to proceed.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 04.00 PMby frenchworkbook

    I would love to make the Carolina pouch out of Birdsong!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 03.57 PMby alazycalm

    mm. I need a new light coat, and I think I’m a little in love with the Original Sin Blue fabric, so I’d go for a Steffi with that, I think. But I also love the Iro Gauze. Oh, AND the Antique Teal, which I think would look great as a dress… I’d love to try the Jonny pattern :).

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    Dec 12, 2009, 03.45 PMby mandicoulter

    wow, beautiful fabrics… i would make something simple and clean like the desira blouse with something bright and pretty like the peacock blossom fabric. with skinny jeans and heels.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 03.32 PMby jaden

    I would love to make a Jakob #6013 out of Linda – Cherry to have a nice linen work shirt.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 03.31 PMby bttn

    Pink Herringbone to the Zoe dress. Today I was looking for something like this fabric, but didn’t find.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 03.27 PMby elisabetsy

    The Coffee Date dress in Nymph’s Playground cotton , leaving off the ruffle and adding a lipstick-red ribbon belt to match the red in the pattern. I would make it now and long for the first New York spring day to wear it for an outside brunch or coffee date.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.59 PMby ludosti

    I would love to use the beautiful emerald ombre silk. It is all my favorite colors and I’ve never worked with silk before. I think it would make a beautiful maxi dress, like the AfricanDress. The simple design of the dress would really show off the beauty of the fabric.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.39 PMby ghainskom

    I’d pick the Toria Brown – Tana Lawn because Liberty fabric are unlike any other. I’d use it for the Kristen dress in combination with a solid brown.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.24 PMby hclehnig

    Wow, that would be fun !

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.18 PMby smidget1956

    I would love to make a twin sweater set out of Garden Sketch knit. The black and white print could go with a number of colored slacks or skirts.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.17 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i’m probably too late, but i had to play because i wish i lived in australia for tessuti alone. (also i could go op shopping with emilykate.) i would use antique teal (http://www.tessuti-shop.com/products/antique-teal) with that gorgeous scalloped edge for burdastyle’s madison pattern (http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/madisonaf23)

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.11 PMby januacoeli

    What a fanastic selection of fabric and design. I love linens. A summer skirt with Burda 8215 and Virgo Denim would be my choice. This fabric is gauzy and would give a summer skirt such a light ,ethereal effect.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.02 PMby mcthekat

    I would use the Aqua Fish Pond print and make the girl’s dress from Happy Homemade vol. 2 for a friend’s little girl who shares my birthday. So cute!!

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    Dec 12, 2009, 02.01 PMby shereesews

    I’m dreaming of the Lindsey cape #6055 created in Flecked Sttich Charcoal wool/rayon blend by Alexander Henry…. ooh la la

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    Dec 12, 2009, 01.58 PMby leanor

    I would choose Wiltshire – Tana Lawn because of its beautiful patter and colours and would like to make a Heidi dress out of it. I really like the shape of the dress and thing it would go well with the fabric.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 01.47 PMby Kristina Ramirez

    I will use Tessuti’s Black Silk Satin Ombre for the burdastyle pattern “minna variation”. The color degradiation of this fabric will add a touch of glamour to this dress that might be a little bit longer to use this degradation at its most. I could use this dress for my cousin’s wedding this christmas.

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